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Artemis is a warrior goddess with a nurturing side.  It is only right that my company of the same name supports enterprises who align with her and with my values as a business women.

There are organisations that have received my ongoing support. 

Business Council for Peace

Artemis has supported this organisation for over 15 years. BCP does a fantastic job of helping entrepreneurs in countries recovering from conflict to and grow successful businesses, create employments and build a peaceful future.


Locker Room

As a former elite sportswoman (we're talking the 1980's), I have lived and experienced the invisibility of women's sport.  I am delighted to see that is changing.  Artemis supports Locker Room, which is part of, dedicated to in-depth coverage of women's sport.


"How are you doing?"  The most asked and listened to question at the moment.  I hope that you, your family and loved ones are well.

When I look at what I wrote below about my plans for 2020 and 2021 I see the huge disruption in how I intended to be working.  I'll be doing less face to face facilitation and coaching. And yet, I see little change in what I will be offering.  Now more than ever the world needs courageous leaders with the tools to lead in this time of complexity and uncertainty.  I will continue to work with leaders in New Zealand and around the world, supporting them to be brave and resourceful.  Let me know if you need some support in that area

I'm excited about what's already planned for this year.  And really looking forward to new adventures I don't even know about yet!  Here's what will be happening for me on the work front this year.

LifeStar becomes a new business

Many of my clients have experienced the LifeStar in our work together.  I developed it over 20 years ago and today it is being used by health practitioners with their clients in cancer rehab, by sports coaches as part of their regenerative resilience practice, and many of my coaching clients around the world as they navigate overwhelm and burnout.  It is designed as an everyday guide to achieving wellbeing and resilience through balancing the five points of the star.  People love the LifeStar's simplicity in figuring out a personalised approach to better life balance. 

This year is offering more people and organisations the opportunity to navigate their wellbeing challenges with The Life Star guide.  Watch this space!

This will be another big year for courage-building

When Brené released her book Dare to Lead in 2018, the leadership focused Certified Daring Way Facilitators were invited to start their learning programme to become Certified Dare to Lead Facilitators.  Brené expects that the rigour of her research is matched by those of us privileged to take her work to the world.

I loved bringing Dare to Lead to life in my coaching sessions, workshops and Dare to Lead specific workshops that I facilitated with my friend and courage collaborator Mary Beth Robles.  I'm very excited to be working with an organisation to roll out the updated Dare to Lead curriculum this year.  It is a powerful and practical skills-building programme. I also have another organisation wanting to do this work with their leadership team.  And several of my coaching clients doing their own daring work.

Courageous Sport

This work started in 2018 with a new collaboration with Dr Katie Kilty from the USA.  It's all about equipping athletes and coaches to play the bigger game of life, so they thrive in life and sport.  "Better people make better athletes."  (Adapted from a Brian Lochore quote.)

As our collaboration has continued, we have developed a sport-specific offering called Courageous Sport.  For the past two years, we have been offering a Courageous Coach program working with Olympic coaches from a range of sports in the USA.   This year I hope to travel to the USA to deliver our custom-designed sports leadership programme.  

Adult development focus

In 2018 I set out to get my Leadership Circle certification.  The Leadership Circle is a powerful 360 leadership assessment built on a vast array of research, including adult development. In 2019 I embarked on a coach development programme called  Growth Edge Coaching which also focuses on adult development.  This programme blew me away as I discovered more about how we make sense of the world and deal with complexity. I continue to apply this learning and integrate it into my coaching practice.


Growing effective people

 I've been a facilitator for Collective Intelligence for around ten years and just love this work.  I facilitate two groups and have seen fantastic results for members. Collective Intelligence brings together teams of leaders and entrepreneurs who start off as strangers and end up being trusted, business confidants.